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New Transitions: A New Guild and Going Casual

New Transitions: A New Guild and Going Casual

I’ve been delinquent about updating my blog and I can only blame it on three things: real life demands, missing my mom and the decision to finally start scaling back on my raiding. On the last one, translation: I’m going casual. The last several weeks have rocked my world in both a good way and a not-so-good way. My mom, whom I had not seen since April last year, came to visit and stayed with me and hubby for a…

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Siege of Orgrimmar: 12/14

Siege of Orgrimmar: 12/14

I take back what I said in my previous post and no longer despise the conveyor belt in the Siegecrafter Blackfuse fight. Last night, I finally got the hang of it without dying to those blasted curtains of fire or derping on my jumps. We downed the S.O.B.! And what’s even better was that RNG was so kind to me on my coin rolls, yielding me Xifeng, Longblade of the Titanic Guardian and Siegecrafter’s Forge Hammer! (Click to see actual…

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Siege of Orgrimmar: 11/14

Siege of Orgrimmar: 11/14

Here’s a quick update on my progression within the last week: We finally got Spoils of Pandaria and Thok the Bloodthirsty down. (Click to see actual size) Such an awkward kill shot with Thok’s head missing. Oh well. I got my 2-piece set and my second Warforged item, Evil Eye of Galakras. I have the advantage of being the only strength melee in the team, so there’s no real competition for plate DPS gear. However, I lament the fact that…

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Siege of Orgrimmar: Malkorok Down 9/14

Siege of Orgrimmar: Malkorok Down 9/14

Last night’s raid was a pretty good one for the following reasons: successfully killed General Nazgrim again, got our first Malkorok kill… (Click to see actual size) …I automatically won Malkorok’s Tainted Dog Tags that dropped off said boss, being the only strength melee DPS in the group, AND I got promoted to Core Raider. 🙂

10-Man Norushen: Idiots Need Not Apply

10-Man Norushen: Idiots Need Not Apply

Norushen is both a DPS and idiot check fight. (Click to see actual size) Normally, I’d rejoice over killing a new boss. But two weeks into the new patch, a great number of guilds on my server are already more than halfway into Siege of Orgrimmar, while we got stuck on Norushen until tonight. ‘Cause people were failing on the idiot check that was the purple orb, which was only one of many idiots checks in that fight. Third boss….

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Some Good News

Some Good News

After one crappy RNG week after another, I finally ran into some good luck tonight. Ji-Kun dropped the leg tier token I so desperately needed – and won – to get my four-set bonus back… …and I also won Band of the Scaled Tyrant and Caustic Spike Bracers, though I’m rather iffy about the latter missing one secondary stat. Oh well, I could still use it for my tanking off-spec, I guess. Then there’s the surprise achievement of the night,…

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Throne of Thunder: 12/12 At Last

Throne of Thunder: 12/12 At Last

God, what a night! Downed Iron Quon, Twin Consorts and da man hisself, Lei Shen, within a 2 and a half hour period. Not bad for peeps who have never done the last three bosses on normal before. (Click to see actual size) Well done, Team Madness. After all the frustrations, the break-ups, the guild politics and the painful rebuilding, we can now relax and give ourselves a pat on the back. Looking forward to Patch 5.4!

First Primordius Kill

First Primordius Kill

And another boss down.  #oneshot #zerg (Click to see actual size) Not to mention another cheesy achievement for 10 points! We’re getting our groove back. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself. /think positive thoughts

At the Mercy of No-Shows

At the Mercy of No-Shows

Shit always happen when Mercury is in retrograde. You can’t get everything on your list done because this is the period when many things go awry: gadgets break, things move slower, and people become dumber. If you want specifics, here’s a list from the Llewellyn Journal on the subject: WHAT TO EXPECT  – Angrier people  – Crazy drivers  – More accidents  – Miscommunication  – Quarrels  – Computer problems and breakdowns  – Delays  – More mistakes  – Slow mail  – Games…

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Not a Bad First Week on My New Server

Not a Bad First Week on My New Server

I hope I’m not jinxing myself when I say that I have no regrets transferring to this realm and that I’ve accomplished more in my new home than I have in the few months I was on Whisperwind. For starters, the six of us who left Whisperwind plus four people from our Stormrage guild downed Horridon and Council of Elders with ease, something that eluded us in the recent past no thanks to some individuals who couldn’t push more than…

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Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

When your raiding team moves to another server and your Raid Leader offers to pay for your server transfer so you could resume progression with them, what would you do? (Image from: Cybex Fitness Blog) Eh, I’ve made my decision. To be continued.

A Good RNG Day So Far

A Good RNG Day So Far

I got two upgrades today! Thanks to Hordor who suggested I sacrifice a goat today the Man upstairs who convinced the RNG spirits to take pity on me! I got Crown of the Golden Golem from dark Animus (didn’t use a coin) and Gauntlets of the All-Consuming Maw from Nalak (used a coin). Love the look of the helm! Oops, my LFR queue popped. Going to do the new wing. Wish me luck!  #didntreaddungeonjournal